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Old 02-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Wicked Via Mediterra - The pictured book of the adventurous journey around the Med

Hi everyone,
some of you may know me from the ride reports section. After years of shooting motorcycle ride reports I've now done a coffee table book about the nine month lasting journey around the Mediterranean Sea. Of course I couldn't realize that on my own and I'm happy that TT offered me their help.




The Mediterranean Sea is definitely more than beaches and holiday resorts, more than dolce vita and sightseeing. I went for nine months on a 40,000-kilometre tour around the Mediterranean Sea. During this journey, which lead me to twenty-one countries on three continents, holiday feelings and adventures took turns just like the tides do.

Via Mediterra presents sensational landscapes and the fascination of motorcycle travelling as well as sensitive portraits of people living somewhere between Barcelona and Beirut. And it is in particular off the beaten track that I found subjects and scenes that show the seemingly well-known Mediterranean Sea from its most astonishing sides: Take for example the only fjord of the Mediterranean or the volcanic islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. All of these new insights and the sheer incredible diversity of life on the Mediterranean shores make Via Mediterra one of the great journeys of our days.

The book comes with 160 pages. The format is 11x8.27 (28x21cm) and all texts and captions are bilingual (English-German).

Wanna have a look inside?














The price of the book is €19,90 plus shipping. If you're in Europe I may send it to you. Just drop me a line at dirk@motorradkarawane.de.

Or you order your copy of Via Mediterra - The journey around the Med at www.touratech.com

Cheers

Dirk

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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Congratulations for beeing published! I wish your book will be a great success!

See you Dirk!

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Old 02-24-2010, 05:01 AM   #3
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If you open the book, you'll be hooked.
It's pages after pages great picturesafter great pictures.
you'll start smiling at the very first page !

The only regret.... is that they had to choose only some pictures amongst the hundredth (thousandth).

But...... could this be only Volume 1 ?
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:55 AM   #4
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I want one

I'm sending you an email for my order

Good rider, awesome photographer, if only you were French you would be perfect

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Old 02-24-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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FYI, your touratech link doesn't work. However, I think we'd be hard pressed to find anyone on this board that can't find their way to the touratech website.
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:18 AM   #6
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found the link to TT website.
> Here <
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:47 PM   #7
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I want one

I'm sending you an email for my order

Good rider, awesome photographer, if only you were French you would be perfect

See you my friend
Salut Aurel,
your book is on its way Enjoy!

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:46 AM   #8
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"I've now done a coffee table book "

Dirk, mein 24 Uhr lehrer, why have you written a book about coffee tables? I was so looking forward to the one you were going to do about your trip around the Med. Still, as long as it has pictures of finely formed legs then all is not lost and I want one.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #9
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Wow! I can't wait to flip through those pages. I already know they will bring happy tears to my eyes.

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:32 PM   #10
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"I've now done a coffee table book "

Dirk, mein 24 Uhr lehrer, why have you written a book about coffee tables? I was so looking forward to the one you were going to do about your trip around the Med. Still, as long as it has pictures of finely formed legs then all is not lost and I want one.

Cheers,

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Mate, your copy of long legged coffee tables is already on its way. Pray to the God of transport logistics that it will arrive.

Yakshamlar

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P.S. There are some thoughts that I may go to Istanbul by the end of May. To far from Kas?
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Mate, your copy of long legged coffee tables is already on its way. Pray to the God of transport logistics that it will arrive.

Yakshamlar

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P.S. There are some thoughts that I may go to Istanbul by the end of May. To far from Kas?
Iyi Gunler arkadasum,

Thank you very, very much for sending me a copy of your Magnum Opus . You have me all anxious now that it will arrive following your drama with DHL I'll pester the post office and cargo offices in Kas .

Kas to Istanbul (and vice versa) is 910 km and takes 12-14 hrs on a coach and costs 30-45TL. Petrol on a bike would probably be at least four times that depending on the engine size. Speeding fines would be something else . What you doing, holidaying, working or a bit of both?

All the best,

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Old 03-03-2010, 08:19 AM   #12
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oh, that was mean !
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What you doing, holidaying, working or a bit of both?
its one and only activity for this chap !
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Salut Aurel,
your book is on its way Enjoy!

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Old 03-04-2010, 02:11 PM   #14
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oh, that was mean !

its one and only activity for this chap !
Your more or less right. Remember that DHL stopped me riding to Istanbul. I promised to try it again and now is the time to do it. I'll ride via Albania to Athens, leave the bike for a while (Lefteris) and return a few weeks later to ride to Istanbul and then via Pecs (Hungary) to Essen(Germany). They're all European Capitals of Culture 2010. I suppose it's worth seeing them all.

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:35 PM   #15
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Let me know the dates for Istanbul and I'll pop up for a beer or three.

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